IAEA providing support for Saudi Arabia as it plans to adopt nuclear energy

IAEA Director General Grossi addresses the media. (File photo: Reuters)

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Rafael Grossi was quoted on Monday as saying that Saudi Arabia was preparing to adopt nuclear energy and the agency was providing support, Saudi state TV al-Ekhbariya reported.

“Saudi Arabia is interested in nuclear energy and we are working on providing it with the necessary support,” al-Ekhbariya quoted Grossi as saying.

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The kingdom has said it wants to tap nuclear technology for peaceful purposes and use nuclear power to diversify its energy mix.

Saudi Arabia said it plans to enrich and produce uranium for its nuclear power program, which will begin by building its two planned nuclear reactors, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, the Kingdom’s newly appointed energy minister, said on last September at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi.

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